Many thanks to everyone for the comments, Facebook posts, texts and emails congratulating us on our impending addition! We are so stinkin’ excited to meet Garfunkel. Based off the pancake theory of birth order, this one should be even better than Simon! (Nooooooooooo)
Speaking of my most favorite bigboy, I juuuuust got him down for a nap. He’s having a very Toddler day today, complete with “tired but don’t want to sleep” fussiness, “not THAT water bottle!” pickiness, and also adorable fun at every turn. So I’m consoling myself with an Amy’s pizza pocket and some veggie chips for lunch.
He’s got this new trick that I tried SO hard to get a picture of, but completely failed. We call it the “demon imp” face. He pulls it with no warning, and it’s the most laugh-out-loud ridiculous combination of furrowed brow, sly smile, and upcast glance. It’s just…oh I have got to take a picture. He did it once at dinner last night and Jeff and I both just DIED, then at breakfast he did it again. We were Skyping with my mom this morning and he started doing it on demand, egged on by Mom and me cackling every time he pulled the face.
Every time I head into the kitchen to work now (even if it’s just to wipe down the counters or make a snack), Simon follows me in and pushes a kitchen chair up to the counter to help me cook. And he won’t take no for an answer. He helped me throw together our dinner salad the other day:
And yesterday we made some jam bars. He tested them out, taking his role quite seriously, this morning:
He’s been a clingy sleeper lately; I’ve had trouble extricating during his naps (there was a 45-minute intermission in my post here when he roused just long enough to get me thoroughly stuck). But it’s hard to mind too much; before long I won’t be able to nap under him all the time like this.
His little head still smells so nice. Sweet and salty and warm.
Today is National Frozen Yogurt day so I think we’re going to run to Menchie’s for dessert tonight. (I’m going to do Indian food from the TJ’s frozen section for dinner). If you Like Menchie’s on Facebook you’ll get a coupon for 6 oz free, today only. Sweet! (Or tart)
And now I’m going to try and finish folding laundry before my helper wakes up.